Public outreach is an increasingly important activity in my career these days. I have talked about my work and my personal story to various audiences. I have written op-eds as well.
Seminar on Climate Change and Migration
This is a seminar I gave at Koç University on the impact of climate change on migration from Mexico to the United States.
Interview on Migration Research and Policy
A conversation with Ayşegül Yalçın Eriş (in Turkish) on an interdisciplinary approach to migration in research and policy.
Interview on Border Policies
A conversation with Begüm Başdaş (in Turkish) on U.S. migration policies.
Interview on Women in Science
A conversation with Tülay Şubatlı (in Turkish) on the role of women in science.
Social Inequality and Network Effects
I talk about my research on networks effects and social inequality (with Paul DiMaggio) in a video prepared for the free online course on poverty and inequality offered by David Grusky and colleagues at Stanford University.
Turkish Personal Story
I told my personal story as a migrant in the United States (and a child of migrant parents in Turkey) for TurkishWIN (Turkish Women’s International Network).
I gave the commencement speech at my alma mater Bogazici University in Turkey (in Turkish) in 2011.
Demig Keynote Speech
I gave the keynote at the DEMIG conference at Oxford University in 2015.
Interview on Biography and Research
An interview with Özgür Duygu Durgun (in Turkish) for Boğaziçi University (my alma mater).
News Coverage on the Award
A sample of news coverage (in Turkish) on the 2019 Koç University Rahmi M. Koç Medal of Science.
Financial Times covered our collaborative paper (with Michel Anteby as the lead author) on whole body donations. Something for the weekend by Della Bradshaw, August 10, 2012.
Research at Harvard Gazette
A short piece on my research at the Harvard Gazette, May 26, 2011. Why the immigrants come by Maya Shwayder.
Immigration policy isn’t just borders and fences. It’s trade and aid, too. Washington Post, April 2017.
Climate Change Funds
Trump can’t win on immigration if he scraps climate change funds — here’s why. (with Amanda Rodewald) The Hill, April 2017.
Futility of a wall
The futility of a Mexico-United States wall. Reuters, February 2017.
I am available for interviews and comments on issues related to migration. Please contact me with these inquiries.